PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

Press Releases

Apr 09, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals

Apr 03, 2019: 

Finalists for the 88th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artsts at New Home

Feb 20, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Celebrates 31st Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

Jan 24, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Artist Ryan Farley

Dec 17, 2018: 

Evelyn Dilsaver Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

Sep 04, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club Accepting Submissions for Upcoming California Book Awards Competition September 15 through December 15

Jun 27, 2018: 

Crisis in Our Country Moving from Civic Conflict to Civil Conversation

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Age of Perpetual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: "Views from 110"

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents: Alicia Garza, Darnell Moore, Tam O'Shaunessey & Katie Sowers in Honor of LGBT Pride Month

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases "The Incarceration Effect"

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artists at New Home

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases “The Incarceration Effect”

May 16, 2018: 

The Age of Perptual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.

In the News

May 07, 2019: 

Bret Easton Ellis Claims ‘Moonlight' Is Overrated, ‘Green Book' is Underrated. (World of Reel)

May 06, 2019: 

“White” Guy vs. Wokesters (Hollywood Elsewhere)

May 04, 2019: 

2020 Candidate Jay Inslee's Ambitious Climate Plan: 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2035 (Toshiba)

May 03, 2019: 

2020 candidate Jay Inslee's ambitious climate plan: 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 (Finger Lakes Times)

May 03, 2019: 

2020 candidate Jay Inslee’s ambitious climate plan: 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 (North West Georgia News)

May 03, 2019: 

2020 candidate Jay Inslee’s ambitious climate plan: 100% renewable energy by 2035 (LA Times)

May 03, 2019: 

2020 candidate Jay Inslee’s ambitious climate plan: 100% renewable energy by 2035 (The San-Diego Tribune)

May 03, 2019: 

Earth Day Worshipers… (Red State)

May 02, 2019: 

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SOCIAL CONTRACT, BUT SO WHAT? (Freedom Bunker)

May 01, 2019: 

Democratic presidential contender Hickenlooper aims to fight monopolies (Politicus USA)

May 01, 2019: 

Jock Talk: Rippon revels in candor, some snark in SF (The Bay Area Reporter)

May 01, 2019: 

矽谷業界領袖 出書紀念導師 (Singtao USA)

Apr 30, 2019: 

Former Northern California congresswoman Ellen Tauscher dies at 67 (The Tribune)

Apr 30, 2019: 

Former Northern California congresswoman Ellen Tauscher dies at 67 (The Fresno Bee)

Apr 30, 2019: 

Former Northern California congresswoman Ellen Tauscher dies at 67 (The Sacramento Bee )